Telefónica Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Telefónica President Cesar Alierta
Cesar Alierta
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Pros
  • Good working atmosphere with good work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Deal Delivery Specialist/Gatekeeper

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deal Delivery Specialist/Gatekeeper in Hialeah, FL
    Former Employee - Deal Delivery Specialist/Gatekeeper in Hialeah, FL

    I worked at Telefónica (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Is a big company were is possible make a carrier I telecommunications area.

    Cons

    Is very complicated to get an opportunity there.

    Advice to Management

    good


  2. average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ireland, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in Ireland, TX

    I worked at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very average and not a lot of stimulating work

    Cons

    no opp to grow career


  3. excellent company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica

    Pros

    working environment is terrific plus is a company where the customer is priority, leadership and training are A level

    Cons

    retirement plan not good enough. sdfsds df r gfg g rtrgg


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  5. Excelent Work Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, nice and smart people to work with

    Cons

    Some of my colleagues had difficult to climb the corporate ladder. Low managerial positions available.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Bad office environment, bad HR

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Telefónica

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big name in the CV working in big projects with the chance to meet big companies as customers

    Cons

    Really bad working environment Every one needs to approve everything, so little space for improvisation even though they ask to "think out of the box" HR treats you as you were a terrorist, always undervaluing your capacities


  7. Excellent experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment. Attached to the brand. Real sense of pride. Is a global employer with good internal career opportunities.

    Cons

    The company have to give more technical training.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent people to work with.


  8. Systems Administrator and Infrastructure Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to Work and to learn, the biggest telecommunications private employer in Venezuela

    Cons

    There is no chance to move with Telefonica to another countries where company is working, if your are working at Venezuela at operational team.

    Advice to Management

    Every body should have a career plan, that would be known by employer an HR.


  9. Great place to work, great benefits, so so salary.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Miami, FL

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. The company takes care of its own.

    Cons

    Low wages and a lot of work with no processes.

    Advice to Management

    don't over work your people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Dishonest Organization, Dishonest Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You don't have to think very much to work here. Although you will have to do a lot of PPTs. A LOT OF THEM.

    Cons

    Entire company motivated by politics. Flavor-of-the-month HR and workplace initiatives that are always a decade behind. No real focus on productivity. Management is primarily managing their careers, not their people. Company is dishonest with hiring and salary practices. I was promised one thing for bonuses and given something entirely different and far worse. Pay raises are meager and out of step with the going rate in California (why I left). When I left, the company tried to cheat me out of my accrued vacation as salary and break California law in the process. (Yes, they seem to have given no thought nor do they care about state labor laws). For context, this is the first time in my life I have left a company on bad terms.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people first, products second, results third and money last. Stop playing politics.


  11. TELEFONICA INTERNATIONAL USA, Inc. Department of communications & Public Affairs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Telefónica full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm learnig a lot about the language, team work, telecoms, communication too.

    Cons

    I've the visa just until May 2014

    Advice to Management

    I am very enthusiastic with all I do, cheerful and active. I consider myself very good at public relations and customer service. I am looking for an opportunity to start and develop mi professional career to demonstrate all I can bring. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you think my profile can suit your needs.



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